Romans 4:18
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English Standard Version
In hope he believed against hope, that he should become the father of many nations, as he had been told, “So shall your offspring be.”

King James Bible
Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations; according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be.

American Standard Version
Who in hope believed against hope, to the end that he might become a father of many nations, according to that which had been spoken, So shall thy seed be.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who against hope believed in hope; that he might be made the father of many nations, according to that which was said to him: So shall thy seed be.

English Revised Version
Who in hope believed against hope, to the end that he might become a father of many nations, according to that which had been spoken, So shall thy seed be.

Webster's Bible Translation
Who against hope believed with hope, that he should become the father of many nations; according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be.

Weymouth New Testament
Under utterly hopeless circumstances he hopefully believed, so that he might become the forefather of many nations, in agreement with the words "Equally numerous shall your posterity be."

Romans 4:18 Parallel
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against.

Romans 4:19 And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old...

Romans 5:5 And hope makes not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given to us.

Romans 8:24 For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man sees, why does he yet hope for?

Ruth 1:11-13 And Naomi said, Turn again, my daughters: why will you go with me? are there yet any more sons in my womb...

Proverbs 13:12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick: but when the desire comes, it is a tree of life.

Ezekiel 37:11 Then he said to me, Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel: behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost...

Mark 5:35,36 While he yet spoke, there came from the ruler of the synagogue's house certain which said, Your daughter is dead...

Luke 1:18 And Zacharias said to the angel, Whereby shall I know this? for I am an old man, and my wife well stricken in years.

Acts 27:25 Why, sirs, be of good cheer: for I believe God, that it shall be even as it was told me.

So shall.

Genesis 15:5,6 And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if you be able to number them...

Cross References
Genesis 15:5
And he brought him outside and said, "Look toward heaven, and number the stars, if you are able to number them." Then he said to him, "So shall your offspring be."

Romans 4:17
as it is written, "I have made you the father of many nations"--in the presence of the God in whom he believed, who gives life to the dead and calls into existence the things that do not exist.

Romans 8:24
For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees?

Hebrews 6:19
We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain,

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